Asus launches Fonepad 7 with Intel Moorefield CPU (in China)

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Asus started showing off its first 7 inch smartphone with an Intel Moorefield processor in June. Now the company has launched the Asus Fonepad 7 FE7530CXG in China, where it will be available for purchase starting September 1st. It’s not clear if this particular model will be available outside of China anytime soon — but […]

Is the Asus F205TA a $199 Windows notebook?

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It looks like HP may not be the only company with a $199 laptop in the works. French retailer pc21 has posted a product page for an unannounced Asus device called the Asus F205TA. It’s priced at about 205 Euros including VAT taxes… which means that if and when it comes to America the Asus […]

Toshiba Kira 102 ultrabook launches in Europe

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Toshiba is refreshing its Kirabook line of thin, light, powerful, and expensive laptops with a new model called the Toshiba Kira 102 which launches this week in Europe for 1,649 Euros. That’s about $2,175 US, but the laptop will likely be a little cheaper if and when it comes to America. Like other members of […]

Deals of the Day (8-27-2014)

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Can’t decide whether you want a Windows tablet or a Windows laptop? There are plenty of 2-in-1 systems available. The Vulcan Excursion XA might just be one of the cheapest I’ve seen. Newegg is selling this 10 inch tablet with an Intel Atom Z3735D Bay Trail processor and Windows 8.1 software for $207 when you […]

T-Mobile customers can now stream Rdio, Songza, Grooveshark for free (Google Play Music is coming)

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T-Mobile subscribers may get “unlimited” internet access, but the company caps the amount of “high speed” 4G LTE data you can use each month before your connection is slowed down. Earlier this year the company started removing music streaming services from that data cap. In June T-Mobile launched Music Freedom which lets subscribers stream tunes from […]

Zotac ZBOX PI320 pico is a pocket-sized Bay Trail desktop PC

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Zotac has been offering tiny desktop computers for a few years… but now the company is launching its smallest PC yet. The Zotac ZBOX PI320 pico measures 4.5″ x 2.6″ x 0.76″ making it about the size of a chunky smartphone. But it has the guts of a low-power desktop computer capable of running Windows […]

Archos launches Windows tablet, Windows Phone handset (and more)

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French consumer electronics maker Archos is probably best known for offering cheap Android tablets. But now the company is getting into the cheap Windows handset and tablet space. The company has unveiled a new line of products in advance of next week’s IFA trade show in Berlin, and along with a few new Android devices […]

Imagination is giving away its first MIPS-based dev board for free (to some people)

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The MIPS Creator CI20 is a small, low-cost single-board computer with an Ingenic Jz4780 processor, PowerVR SGX540 graphics, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of flash storage. It’s basically Imagination Technologies’s answer to the Raspberry Pi… but instead of an ARM-based chip, it uses the company’s MIPS-based processor. The goal is to make it easier for software and […]

Kobo Aura H2O waterproof eReader launches October 1st for $180

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Kobo’s first water and dust-resistant eReader will be available in the US, Canada, and parts of Europe starting October 1st for $180, £140, or €180, depending on your region. It’ll be available for preorder starting September 1st from Kobo.com. Update: You can now pre-order the Kobo Aura H20 for $180. As expected, the device is called […]

HTC’s first 64-bit smartphone is also its cheapest phone with 4G LTE

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As expected, HTC is launching its first smartphone featuring a 64-bit processor based on ARMv8 architecture. And as expected, it’s a mid-range device rather than a phone with bleeding edge specs. The HTC Desire 510 is powered by Qualcomm’s 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 processor, making it the first phone announced to feature Qualcomm’s new entry-level […]

Google News & Weather app for Android gets first major update in years

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Most Android phones and tablets come with Google’s News & Weather app and widget pre-loaded. But Google hadn’t bothered to update the app for years… until today. Say goodbye to the Android 2.3 Gingerbread-style app, and hello to a new app with an improved layout, a cards-style user interface, and a resizable home screen widget. […]

Google Chrome browser for Windows is now 64-bit

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Google’s been testing 64-bit builds of its Chrome web browser for Windows for a few months. Now Chrome 37 has graduated from beta status and Chrome 64-bit is available to anyone running a 64-bit version of Windows. Google says the new 64-bit version of Chrome is faster, more stable, and more secure than the 32-bit […]

Deals of the Day (8-26-2014)

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Microsoft may have just slashed the price of its Surface 2 tablet to $349, but you can pick one up for even less than that if you’re willing to go refurbished. Or for about $50 more you can snag a refurbished Microsoft Surface Pro tablet with an Intel Core i5 processors. Sure, it’s a first-generation […]